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madero
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madero(
mah
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deh
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roh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (length of wood)
a. piece of timber
Para construir la caseta del perro necesitamos varios maderos y clavos.We need several pieces of timber and some nails to build the dog's kennel.
b. timber
En caso de huracán habrá que clavar unos maderos en las ventanas.If there's hurricane we'll have to nail some timbers over the windows.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(cop)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pig
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Me pillaron los maderos y me metieron en el calabozo.I was caught by the pigs and they put me in jail.
3. (nautical)
a. ship
El madero se hizo a la mar con el viento más favorable que podrían haber esperado.The ship set sail with as favourable a wind as they could wish for.
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madero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tabla)
a. (piece of) timber o
b. lumber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (muy fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pig
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madero
1 [de construcción] (tabla) (piece of) timber; (viga) beam; (tronco) log
2 (Náutica) ship; vessel
3 (idiota) blockhead (familiar)
4 (España) (policía) cop (familiar); pig (muy_familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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